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Lesson Idea 8: Designing UAVs/Quadcopters

Domenico_DDomenico_D Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 59 EDU
edited September 2020 in Educator Discussion

Here's another idea from the Onshape/PTC Academic Team! Happy Monday!

Curriculum Idea: UAVs come in all shapes and sizes. Let students create conceptual designs of UAVs anticipating number of motors, purpose of the UAV, size, materials, etc.

Topic area: Aerospace design

Description: Challenge students to create conceptual designs of UAVs for a variety of purposes. Have them determine use, size, number of motors, materials, etc. Then have a “virtual” fly off by having them animate their assemblies. You can also talk about the limitations of animating motion in assemblies and ways around it.

Learning Objectives: After completing this project, students should be able to:

  1. Create conceptual designs
  2. Describe the types and purposes of UAVs
  3. Create animations of assemblies

Models: Link to UAV model

Other resources:

Physics of Quadcopters: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/the-physics-of-drones/


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